Want to look totally 'now' this spring? Put away your wallet. For guys and gals alike, the most coveted wardrobe item this spring are the cut-off jean shorts. I have been seeing these everywhere: over tights, bare leg, with booties, with sandals, for day, for night. So, banish your belief that these are for the trailer park and tramp stamp set. Pair with a tee, cardigan, and great bag for day or anything dark with sparkle for night. Just stay away from making them too short.
Here's how to make the perfect pair:
1- Find the pair to sacrifice. My vote is anything hanging out in your closet with a flared leg or major distressing that screams 2004....er, not that I have anything like that in my closet. Stay away from high-waisted unless you want to look like you have the longest bum in the world and an enormous fupa.
2- Put them on and mark an inch below each knee.
3- Cut each leg just above the pencil marking. I recommend kitchen shears.
4- Try them on between each cutting.
5- Keep cutting an inch or two off at a time until you like the length and both legs are even. Remember---you can never make them longer.
6- Go outside and get some sun on those pasty stems!
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